Janet Docter

Janet Docter
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Janet Marie Docter, nee Schwartz, 67, of Belleville, IL, born March 13, 1948, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

A graduate of Cathedral Grade School and the Academy of Notre Dame, Janet had recently retired from the office of Illinois Eye Surgeons, where she enjoyed working for Dr. Green for more than 40 years.  She was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Parish, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Othmar and Ann, nee Krupp, Schwartz; and a sister, Kathleen Whiteley.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years, David A. Docter, whom she married on April 22, 1972;
her daughter, Stacie (Josh) Farrell of Oklahoma City, OK;
three grandchildren, Cannon, Chase, and Makenzie Farrell;
a sister, Linda (Terry) Noblitt of Belleville, IL;
twin brothers, Donald (Betty Jo) Schwartz of Boerne, TX,
and Ronald (Carol) Schwartz of Belleville, IL;
ten nieces and nephews, Dawn (Bill) Klinedinst, Todd (Kathy) Schwartz,
Lisa (Glen) Logan, Angela (Mark) Renner,
James (Chris) Schwartz, John (Tammy) Schwartz,
Shannon (Lori) Whiteley, Christopher (Kacie) Whiteley,
Channing (Rich) Suhl, and Caitlin Noblitt;
great-nieces and great-nephews;
a brother-in-law, Tom Docter;
and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Fornaszewski.

we hope to meet again,
we know not when.
To hold your hand
in a better land,
never to part again.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or in the form of Masses.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, October 8, 2015, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Thursday, October 8, 2015, at St. Peter’s Cathedral with Msgr. John Myler officiating.  Entombment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences Left For Janet Docter

My sincere sympathy to all of Janet’s family. She was a classmate in high school.

Charlotte Frierdich Volkman, Mesa, AZ, 85206

Deepest sympathy to the Doctor family on the loss of Janet. We went to Academy of Notre Dame together/Class of ’66. May you find comfort in your memories during this time.

Carol Monds, Belleville, IL, 62223

So sorry about Janet. You are all in my prayers and know that she is now your special guardian angel. God be with you and your family.

Diana clark, Freeburg, Illinois, 62243

My sincere sympathy for the loss of your love one, Janet. I went to Notre Dame with Janet. Your family is in my prayers

Rita DeFosset Sudholt, belleville, il, 62223

My condolences for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. We graduated in 1966 from Notre Dame.

Joyce Behrmann Meyer, Belleville, IL, 62223

Dave our deepest sympathy.

Ed and Vicki Goersch, Hecker, IL, 62248



It would be nice if life was like a DVR and we could fast forward thru the crummy times… she is gone from our sight, but never our memory or hearts. Her presence will always be near you, Stacy and those beautiful grandchildren. Hang in there Dave. With deepest sympathy & friendship, Rob & Lisa

Rob & Lisa Haug, Red Bud, IL, 62278

My deepest sympathy to Janet’s family. I have many good memories of Janet as a classmate at Academy of Norte Dame.

Carol Neff Myers, Tipp City, OH, 45371

My sincere condolences to Janet’s family. I went to school with Janet at both Cathedral and the Academy of Notre Dame. I’ll always remember Janet’s sweet smile when I think of her.

Angela (Ferreri) Yotko, Lavelle, PA, 17943

Dave,Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your sweet wife Janet.Hang in there my man.

Tim and Elaine Bolam, O’Fallon, Illinois, 62269

Janet was always a gentle and sweet girl from a very young age. It is a sad time. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Karen Reifschneider Jackson, Grafton, Illinois, 62037

Dave and family Deepest sympathies to all over your loss. Janet was a gentle, sweet person with a beautiful smile.

Jack and Nancy LeChien, Belleville, Illinois, 62220


So sorry to hear about Janet my friend. She was a special person, quiet, kind and loving. As we get older chapters in our life close. May life continue to bring you happiness as Janet brought to you through the years.

Mike Tissier, Ft. Myers, Fl, 33907

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Special prayers are being offered for my “sister” Linda Noblitt. Jesus said “I am The Resurrection and The Life; no one comes to the Father except through me. God bless you.

Reverend Marty and Jan Springer, Lawrenceville, GA, 30044


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